Decriminalization removes criminal penalties associated to certain acts, such as smoking or possessing cannabis, and makes them a civil infraction with a fine. Whereas smoking weed pre-decriminalization may land you in jail and ruin your life, post-decriminalization you’d only get a $100-250 fine each time. Drug decriminalization also does not handle the issue of cultivation and distribution of the substances.


OMMP is the acronym for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The OMMP is a state registry program that handles patient registration and issues medical marijuana cards.


Recreational marijuana refers to cannabis obtained legally by an adult over the age of 21 in a state that has legalized and regulated cannabis. Similar to alcohol, coffee, and cigarettes as a recreational substance.

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